I know, I know. You're tired of me talking about The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, but a previous contestant is making his way through country music and has some local ties.

If you watched The Bachelorette during JoJo's season, then you're probably very familiar with Luke Pell. Luke was a shoe in from the beginning of the season and won viewers over with his southern charm and humble attitude. Unfortunately (or fortunately, however you want to look at it) Luke was sent home after the hometown dates. Throughout the season we learned that Luke attended West Point Military Academy here in the Hudson Valley and also served overseas in Afghanistan.

Luke is currently working on country music, something that he was doing before he started on the reality show, and is making quite the impact. Naturally, I heard his song "Pretty Close" and knew we had to have him on the show. Check out our interview with Luke Pell below:

I'm hoping this song takes off because I dig it. And I'm not being biased because I'm in love with Luke, but he's got that Brantley Gilbert grit to his voice and it makes me feel things.